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Hand One - North deals, EW vul, Matchpoints. You are South.
 
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) ---
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) A54
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes) AQ987
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes) 98752

 
West North East South
  1images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes) 1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) 2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)
3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) pass pass ?

1images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes) can be 3, if we have 4-4 majors. We open 1images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes) with 4-4 minors, and 1images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes) with five clubs and four diamonds.

 

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Hand Two - North deals, nil vul, Matchpoints. You are South.
 
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) T965
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) Q
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes) AKT8
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes) KQ84

 
West North East South
  pass 1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) pass
1NT pass pass ?

  
 

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Hand Three - South deals, both vul, Butler. You are South.
 
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) 3
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) 98
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes) KQ975
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes) QJ976

 
West North East South
      pass
pass 1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) 1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) dbl
pass 1NT pass ?

           
 

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Hand Four - West deals, NS vul, IMPs. You are South.
 
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) 5
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) KQT864
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes) K832
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes) Q4

 
West North East South
4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) 4NT pass 5images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)
pass 5images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) pass ?

4NT = two places to play.
5images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) = clubs and hearts.
 

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Hand Five - South deals, nil vul, Matchpoints. You are South.
 
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) 97
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) Q9743
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes) QJ96
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes) A3
 
West North East South
      pass
pass 1images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes) 1NT ?

1images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes) can be 3, if we have 4-4 majors. We open 1images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes) with 4-4 minors, and 1images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes) with five clubs and four diamonds.       
 

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